Kristin Kotewicz


Kristin Kotewicz 
BS, Biology 
Gettysburg College 
Gettysburg, PA 
PhD Student in Molecular Microbiology
Ralph Isberg, PhD, Adviser




I am working on the role of tubular endoplasmic reticulum in supporting the intracellular growth of Legionella pneumophila in macrophages. I have demonstrated that 3 proteins encoded by the bacterium target the host cell protein reticulon to promote rearrangement of endoplasmic reticulum-associated proteins about the bacterial replication vacuole and am working to understand the mechanisms underlying this interaction.

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